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Pomona College October 2010 Events

Exhibitions

Aug. 31-Dec. 19

“Steve Roden: when words become forms”
The exhibition consists of a series of new paintings and a newly commissioned, large-scale installation, bowrain, created specifically for the Museum. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 5-11 p.m. “Art After Hours” with live music entertainment; and Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.

Aug. 31- Oct. 17

“Project Series 41:Ginny Bishton”
Ginny Bishton presents new work: one series featuring large collages made from photographs of improbably vivid fruit and vegetable soups and a second consisting of minimalist, grid-based pen and ink drawings characterized by the accumulation of tens of thousands of marks.

The Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 5-11 p.m. “Art After Hours” with live music entertainment; and Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 30- Dec. 19

“Project Series 42: M.A. Peers”
Combining delicately rendered figures and forms, within an enigmatic, but brilliantly colored field, Peers selects subject matter that ranges from portraits of generic dogs and the 1950s Soviet space dogs, to portraits of corporate and political figures. In her most recent work, the grounds have gradually engulfed the figures, crossing into pure abstraction.

The Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 5-11 p.m. “Art After Hours” with live music entertainment; and Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.

Lectures and Debates

Oct. 1

“Japan’s New Security Networks with Australia and India: Implications for the United States” – Noon, Pomona College Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). IRC lecture by Purnendra Jain, professor, Center for Asian Studies, Adelaide University (Australia) and the author or editor of 10 books including Japan’s Subnational Governments in International Affairs and the forthcoming edited book Japan in Decline: Fact or Fiction? Organized by the Politics Department and co-sponsored by PBI. Information: (909) 607-8065.

Oct. 1

Friday Noon Concert - 12:15 p.m., Balch Auditorium (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont), Scripps College. Pomona Prof. Rachel Huang, violin; Prof. Roger Lebow, cello; Prof. Gayle Blankenburg, piano. Music by R. Schumann. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Oct. 2

Keyboard Sensations - 8 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano, harpsichord and toy piano. Music by F. Couperin, Brahms, Debussy, Flaherty and Ge Gan-Ru. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Oct. 3

Guest Chamber Trio - 3 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Todor Pelev, violin; Bongshin Ko, cello; Douglas Ashcraft, piano. Music by Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Oct. 6

“Raising Hell: How to Change the World with No Money & a Lot of Rage” – 7 p.m., Pomona College Ena Thompson Reading Room, Crookshank Hall (140 W. 6th St., Claremont). Jaime Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, a national consumer rights action group, will talk about strategies for progressive political action based on his new book The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell: How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, Ballot Box Laws and Get the Change You Voted For (2010). Court is a member of the Pomona Class of 1989. Information: (909) 607-3075.

Oct. 7

Rembrandt Club First Thursday Lecture Series – 1:30 p.m., Lyman Hall in Pomona College’s Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). The recipients of the 2010 Junior Art Awards will talk about their research projects: Seana McNamara, “Italian Baroque Images of Africans, Rome” and Paulette Barros, “Garden of Earthly Delights, Madrid.” Event will be followed by a reception at Seaver House. Information: (909) 621-8283.

Oct. 7

“A Conversation with Steve Roden and Michael Ned Holte” - 8 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art. Event includes book signing and reception. Information: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct 7-10

“John Gabriel Borkman” – Th-Sat, 8 p.m.; Sat-Sun, 2 p.m., Seaver Theatre. Henrik Ibsen play about a man with visions of saving humanity through a Ponzi-like scheme that fails. Performances directed by Leonard Pronko. Information and tickets at (909) 607-4375.

Oct. 8

“Mitsukoshi at War: Refashioning a Department Store When Luxury was the Enemy” - First of three in three-part series “Japan at War” – 3 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont) Room 108. Noriko Aso, UC Santa Cruz, explores the history of the Japanese department store Mitsukoshi. When Japan went to war with the Allies proclaiming “Luxury is the Enemy,” the store faced a dilemma. How could Mitsukoshi, founded on the promise that the good life could be purchased, credibly tout DYI austerity? Organized by History Department; co-sponsored by the Pacific Basin Institute. Information: (909) 607-8065.

Oct. 9 & 10

Pomona College Orchestra – Sat.,8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Prof. Eric Lindholm, conductor; Prof. Jack Sanders, guitar. Haydn: Symphony No. 95 in C Minor; Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Dvoˇrák: Symphonic Variations. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Oct. 12

“On (Re-)Translating Japanese Fiction, Old and New” – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont), Room 108. Anthony Chambers ’65 is professor of Japanese at Arizona State University. Sponsored by the Pacific Basin Institute. Information: (909) 607-8065.

Oct. 12

Anonymous 4 - 8 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Marsha Genensky, Ruth Cunningham, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Susan Hellaue. A program of Sacred Songs from Medieval England and Early America. Sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library’s Seymour Concert Series with support from the Pomona College Music Department. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Oct. 13

“Informing Californians: New Journalism Models”< – 7 p.m., Pomona College Ena Thompson Reading Room, Crookshank Hall (140 W. 6th St., Claremont). Robert Rosenthal became the executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2007. He had previously worked for The New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer and, most recently, the San Francisco Chronicle. He was also executive editor of the IRE award winning Chauncey Bailey Project. Information: (909) 607-3075.

Oct. 20

Pomona Faculty Lecture Series: “Achieving Cosmic Clarity: The Power of Astronomical Adaptive Optics” – 12:15 p.m., Frank Dining Hall Blue Room (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Pomona Prof. Philip Choi will discuss the latest developments in Adaptive Optics (AO), arguably the most significant technological advance for astronomy since the invention of the telescope itself, which allows the measurement of and correction for atmospheric turbulence in real time, and thereby achieve space-like image quality from the ground. Information: (909) 621-8137.

Oct. 21

“Leaving the Light On and the Curry Off: Life in the Indian American Owned Motel”- Noon, Pomona College Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). Asian Indian Americans have come to own almost half of the nation’s motels, creating the largest ethnic niche in the nation’s history. Yet, they remain framed as immigrant minorities. How did they come to practically dominate an industry catering to the general public? How do owners respond to complications arising from their minority status? PBI/IRC lecturer Pawan Dhingra, associate professor of sociology and comparative American studies at Oberlin, will explore theories of immigrant adaptation to explain these trends. Information: (909) 607-8065.

Oct. 22

“Imag/in/ing War: The Japanese Propaganda Effort, 1938-1945” – Part two of the three-part series “Japan at War” – 3 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont), Room 108. David Earhart, author of Certain Victory: Images of World War II in the Japanese Media, will talk about the monumental effort by the Japanese media to create and disseminate a narrative of racial superiority and national destiny meant to unify the home front. The effort, unfurling in newsreels and news journals, took the form of a massive publicity campaign of dazzling images and stirring texts. As the war situation grew dire, the propaganda mill only shifted into high gear, producing some of the most arresting images and stories, such as those of the kamikaze pilots, that in 65 years have lost none of their potency or poignancy. Organized by History Department; co-sponsored by PBI. Information: (909) 607-8065.

Oct. 27

Pomona Faculty Lecture Series: “I say potato, you say ódɥé : How African tone languages are revolutionizing linguistic theory” – 12:15 p.m., Frank Dining Hall Blue Room (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Prof. Mary Paster will discuss theoretical innovations in phonology theory that have resulted from the study of African tone languages and how research on these languages continues to have profound effects on the understanding of the phonology of the world's languages. Information: (909) 621-8137.

Oct. 27

Pomona College English Literary Series: Reading by Poet Rae Armantrout – 4:15 p.m., Ena Thompson Reading Room, Crookshank Hall (140 W. 6th St., Claremont). Armantrout received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for poetry and the 2009 National Book Critics Award for her book of poetry Versed. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies including The Best American Poetry of 1988, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2007. Information: (909) 607-2212.

Oct. 27

Student Recital - 8:15 p.m., Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Oct. 28

“Shanghai in the World--and the World in Shanghai: 1850-2010” – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont), Room 108. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, editor of the Journal of Asian Studies and co-founder of the blog The China Beat, will discuss ways that Shanghai has served as a window onto the wider world for Chinese people who have lived in or near the metropolis, and also as a window onto China for foreigners. Information: www.pomona.edu/pbi or (909) 607-8065.

Oct. 30

Classical Voices - 8 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Karen Hogle Brown, soprano; Scott Graff, baritone; Shawn Kirchner, piano. Music by Bach, Barber, Hoiby, Kirchner, Lauridson and others. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Oct. 31

Bassoon & Piano - 3 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Prof. Carolyn Beck, bassoon; Prof. Genevieve Feiwen Lee and Prof. Karl Kohn, pianos. Music by Karl Kohn, François Devienne, Edward Elgar, Alexandre Tansman, and Damian Montano. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.